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country now. it is a miracle that ronald reagan won 49 states without fox news, rush limbaugh, sean hannity, drudge report, with the network's dominant and "the washington post" and "the new york times" ascended. mitt romney is being undone by some conspiracy out of a 7- eleven in falls church? [laughter] >> there was no other reagan. was unique and a political actor unlike any we have seen. putting mitt against him is unfair. he is not a great campaigner. i think he would be a great president, but he is not a great campaigner. evan is right. if the polls are 0.9% in one direction, there probably true. -- 90% in one direction, they are probably true. but you have to apply a formula by who is likely to show up. if you apply the model of the 2008lectorate, you get one result, highly pro-obama. but if you say the electorate will look more like 2004, then the race is even. i think that is the only argument that you could make. t a conirac it is which way you model the electorate, how it breaks down on election day. >> we have a debate coming up, nina. what is your advice to mitt romney?
Sep 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
messenger, sean hannity, fox news anchor, talk radio host and reed's old friend. >> this was probably three weeks after the '08 election. my phone rang, and it was sean hannity, and he said ralph, we can't let this happen again, you've got to do something. and i said, well, sean, i've been thinking about it and i've been praying about it, and i said, i want to know that it's not me, i want to know that it's not any ambition of mine. i want to know that i'm doing this for the lord, and that's the only reason why i'm doing it. and he said ralph, god is speaking to you through this phone line right now and he's using me to deliver the message. >> so ralph reed was called back up to the major leagues. but he was short on what the people of the good book used to call "manna from heaven." in this case, the cold, hard cash that's the elixir of politics. miraculously, no doubt, it arrived as a gift from an undisclosed donor, a half milln doars. which, in 2009, reed used to launch his faith and freedom coalition. because it's designated by the irs as a 501 c 4 non-profit, reid can conceal the identi